TALLINN, January 15, 2006 – Tarmo Kruusimägi, a member of the
Tallinn City Council’s Committee on Consumers’ Rights and Protection of
Children, who’s artistic nickname is ‘Street Cleaner’ has appeared on a
stage in a t-shirt with wording “I hate gays”, Delfi.ee reports.
had the t-shirt for couple of years, he said.
Commenting on the wording, he said there should be a balance in any sphere.
If many people wear t-shirts in rainbow colours and express or advertise
their tolerant attitude towards their ‘hobby’, he believes he has a right to
express his position.
Answering a question whether member of a city council will have problems
fuelling hatred, Kruusimägi said that on a stage he is just an actor.
he has other t-shirts from previous years where he states he does not like
entertainer said it would be over the top if someone complained to the court
or banned him from performance because he wore such t-shirt. “That would be
quite an advertisement,” he said.
Kruusimägi went on to say that it would be amusing if “pederast-activists
started pointing out what t-shirt I should wear on a stage, how many rings I
should have in my ear or in my nose, or what lyrics I should have in my
same time he refused to call himself a homophobe – he said he does not fear
homosexuals and he even have friends who know about his attitudes but do not
discuss this subject with him.
Homophobic Conservative Outburst Calls for Criminalisation of Gays.
In an amazing homophobic outburst, the Estonian Convervatives Club and its leader Martin Helme have published a
statement today which has shocked the country’s gays. (UK Gay News, January